First half of a class by Steve Lacy and Irene Aebi on writing song lyrics inspired by Johnny Hodges. They discuss the work "Dreams" as a function of the unconscious in song writing. The class also includes readings by Anne Waldman. Lacy and Aebi perform "Somebody Special", words by Brion Gysin, and Lacy plays a recording of Gysin performing "Permutations." (Continues on 01p091.) Keywords: Music and literature, jazz, performance in literature
Irene Aebi and Steve Lacy lecture on improvisation and collaboration in jazz. Lacy and Aebi discuss their musical background and the history of putting literature to jazz. The recording includes brief performances and ends with a question and answer session.